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incident. sara bloomquist is live outside of the special victims unit with the details. >> reporter: detectives here are reviewing the surveillance video from inside and outside of the high school. they are interviewing the freshman boy and girl involved. they have not made a determination if criminal charges should be filed. >> students here at sayer high were stunned to hear of allegations of sexual assault inside of their own school. school officials say that a 14-year-old freshman girl reported being sexually assaulted in a stairwell shortly before dismissal. >> i am scared to go to school. i'm scared. >> the alleged attacker is a freshman boy, suspended pending the outcome of the investigation. police say there are surveillance cameras inside and outside of the school. but none captured what happened in the stairwell. only what happened before and after. >> there is surveillance of the
two students in question walking down the hallway and also exiting the building. that is what we have provided to philadelphia police and they are using it for their investigation. >> students said the hallways are flooded in the moments when the bell rings but they clear out fast. >> people are going their different ways, it's quick though, everybody clears out quick. >> the victim is being offered support and there are school counselors and psychologists on hand. >> they are always ready for students for any issue if they feel unsafe in the neighborhood and stressed over their school environment. >> the police say they can't really tell if the victim is being cohersed in the stairwell, no criminal charges are filed and a letter is expected to go home to parents explaining the on going investigation.
>> i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. we are learning more about last night's deadly fight inside of a bathroom in wilmington high school. according to an affidavit the fight against amy joyner francis was planned a full day before by three girls, all of whom are 16 years old are facing charges. they want to charge the one accused of punching joyner francis as an adult. >> all i'll say if they deserve what they got and deserved longer. >> "action news" when to the home of the 16-year-old facing the series you have the charges, that feenger is facing up to 8 years in prison. a bicyclist is dead after being hit by a septa bus, it happened at aramingo avenue in the frankford section, the bicyclist cut in front of the
bus before the accident and the bus driver stopped and waited for help and the man was pronounced dead at the hospital. police in montgomery county are looking for a serial burglar, the whitpain township police department released a picture hoping to identify the suspect. they say the man has burglarized several homes, if you recognize him please call police. work continue as long a busy stretch of road in township. causing several road closures and now a fix is underway. john rawlins has the story tonight. >> reporter: you are looking at a solution, 30,000 pound section of high density pipe being pulled into place, the solution to this problem. three times since 2012, a large underground concrete sewer line
failed in valley form park, allowing millions of gallons of waste to spill into the creek, the owner of township -- >> that is where we are today. replacing the 3.5 miles of underground pipeline. >> the pipeline built in the 70s, runs through valley forge park and beneath the schuylkill river and to the treatment plant. and now they are installing this plastic pike and the diameter is compressed to be pull nood the old concrete pipe to create a leak resistant liner. >> the township says the relining is quicker and cheaper an other options and should last a long time. >> the pipeline that will be going in is expected to last 50 plus years and we expect to get
even longer than that. it can go as high as 100 years, it's a durable pipe material. >> the hope is this project will be done by late august and early september and then the roads can be reopened and the worries about a sewer line break will be a thing of the past. in schuylkill township, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." turning to accuweather, cool and cloudy conditions dominated the day but a change is on the way. as we look live outside, sky 6 hd showing you the commodore barry bridge. we are in store for a warm-up later this week. cecily tynan is at the big board with a first look at the forecast. >> reporter: hi rick, cloudy and cool and damp, hasn't changed. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing this front over us and we have ripples over the front and what is bringing us showers. most of them are on the light
side but there is a batch moving south of oxford chester county and if this holds together it will head towards wilmington and it's beginning to weaken a little bit and still with all the clouds, temperatures struggling to climb into the upper 50s. the temperature right now only 59 degrees and the average high for this time of year is 72. to get the warm air you have to fly down to the south or fly up to the north. boston with sunshine currently 70 degrees, we are stuck with this cloudy unsettled weather and tonight if you head out. you will see scattered showers and temperatures not moving much. 57 by 7:00 and 11:00, 55. it's not all gloom and doom, i'm tracking one day of dry, sunny warmer weather. i'll let you know when in the accuweather forecast. >> one whole day. we'll take that. state lawmakers heard from students fighting to keep cheney
university open. the oldest historically black university is threatening to close. they are discussing how is the school can get more than books state funding. lawmakers in the delaware house are working on a bill to define misconduct for a divorce. they describe it as a behavior so destructive, that the person filing for the divorce cannot be expected to continue in the relationship. examples of adultery or habitual drug use and alcohol would be grounds for divorce. major airports around the country are considering dumping the tsa in favor of private security firms. this from experts that lines at check points around the country are getting longer right before summer. the tsa asked congress for more
money and they have not approved the hiring of more officers and now the agency is asking for more funding for overtime. >> we are better, but we have high travel volume, higher than some predicted. >> the airlines lashed out creating the hashtag, i hate the wait. and now newark and new york are threatening to get rid of the tsa too. lets put matt pellman in the tsa and he can give us the wait time. >> does that mean i get to cut the line? >> only if you take us. >> a long lineup on city avenue northbound, each proing the summer travel season but right now it's construction season on the roads and we have two separate zones in the rush hour, route 1 northbound at bala avenue taking out the right lane and it's a slow crawl from
lancaster avenue to 23. you don't want to head to city avenue montgomery may be a better bet. and portion of route 1 a crash in the inner drive. and cheltenham township by the chili's look for a wreck at ogontz avenue. and we war watching a broken down car warier at 70 westbound. just cleared by the famous and original king of pizza. i thought that was rick. >> king of pizza eating. >> oh. >> on weekends. all right, thank you matt. much more to come on "action news" at tonight. a neck and neck race between hillary clinton and donald trump with the focus shifting to november. the new poll that puts them at a statistical tie in two states. and the minutes long surgery giving people with sight problems one less thing to worry about.
fort mcmurray remains in tact. 25 buildings were destroyed by the flames. they say they will have a plan in place for the evacuees in the next two weeks. wall street saw the next big game today. traders were encouraged by china's effort to stop a surge. and natural gas futures saw a spike and the dow climbed 22 points and change and the nasdaq closed up 59 points and the s&p gaining 25. president obama is set to become the first president to visit a site ava tommic bomb attack in world war ii, he makes his visit to hiroshima and 142,000 people were killed in that attack. he doesn't believe the u.s. owed an apology for using atomic
bombs but it's a terrible reminder of the destruction that comes from using nuclear weapons. and the fda is reviewinging claims of nutrition. >> we have been talking a lot about healthy fats, that some foods have heart healthy fats that are good for us. and that started this re-evaluation, last year the fda told the maker of kind fruit and nut bars they couldn't call them healthy because of saturated fats, and they noted that they come from nuts. but fat free pudding and cereals loaded with sugar would fit the criteria. the fda would ask for public comment soon and did not say yet what other nutritional claims would be considered . officials in gloucester
county, new jersey, are taking a proactive step to control mosquitos today they released thousands of mosquito control fish. the fish are very effective of getting rid of mosquito larva. >> they are voracious eaters and they will eat until they can eat no more. >> and the fish helps to protect against west nile virus. and it happens to millions of people as they get older they need reading glasses to see close up. and many will tell you it's an inconc inconcen it's a relay, a third of the size of a contact lens and a quarter thickness of the human hair. it's implanted into the cornea be blocked unfocused light and
allowing in focused rays light and it takes 20 minutes and then patients go home afterward. for 51-year-old donna glen who was always using her glasses she says it was worth it. >> working on the computer, cooking, i could see the recipes and read labels at the grocery store. i'm very happy. >> it's a reversible procedure but the patient's vision may not go back to where it was after the inlay was removed. and it's expensive it costs about $5,000 and is typically not covered by insurance. >> thank you ali. coming up tonight on "action news" at 11:00, the "action news" troubleshooters are on the case of the never ending contract signed by a customer with a disability. >> here is nydia han with a preview. >> the sister of a man with a disability reached out to the
troubleshooters, she was frustrated she could not get a home alarm company to cancel after her brother moved. >> they said you must pay immediately $361 and the next bill $264 and it just kept going. >> whether you are dealing your cell phone or cable provider, beware. canceling could be difficult if not nearly impossible. the "action news" troubleshooters tonight on "action news" at 11:00. connections.
♪ ♪ graduates from the university of the arts channelling joe cocker here. these men and women made it to the finish line that is graduation with a little help from friends and they received their degrees at the merion theater. a new partnership will expose students in vineland, new jersey to classical music. the bay symphony sign aid contract to move into vineland, the first concert is october 29th and they will mentor students for free in vineland's public schools. the semi finals are right around the corner for "dancing with the stars" but one fan favorite will not get a chance
to dance for the mirror ball trophy. jodi and keo. >> fuller house star jodi sweeten was bounced from the ballroom despite a perfect score but she is satisfied with her journey. >> one door closes and another opens, and everything happens as it is suppose to, we went out but out on a high note and i had an amazing experience with this and i conask for a better partner on the show. right now chief meteorologist ginger zee sits on the top of the leader board after a perfect score as well. >> fun to watch. still ahead on "action news" at 5:00, we'll check the accuweather forecast. looking live from sky 6 hd at the center city skyline, cecily tynan has your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. when we come right back. ...clear for take off.
us we have a broken line of showers south of philadelphia and steadier rain just beginning to move offshore from avalon, through wildwood and across the garden state parkway. with a stalled front, be we have the clouds and cool weather and we got sights like this. lisa posted this on the facebook page in king of prussia. we had the scattered shower at the same time the sun was rising and colors of red and orange and that rainbow captured the color so we had pink rainbow spottings across the region. thank you lisa for posting that on the facebook page. temperature-wise show it is chilly, normal high this time of year 72, nowhere near that. philadelphia holding at 59 and wilmington 58 and allentown 57 and cape may only 56 degrees. this is the trend for the entire
month of may. we had one day this past mothers day where the high hit the average high, it was 71 that day and every single day has been below normal. this month averaging so far 5 degrees below normal if the trend continues through the month it's the first month of the below normal temperatures, we had 13 months in a robie low average, satellite 6 along with action radar showing we this is the system, the front that breaks across the region, this is oscillating and meandering over us. that means more clouds and showers. future tracker 6 showing 6:30 tomorrow morning. you see this line through allentown and trenton and lakehurst, areas north of that could see sunshine but south of philadelphia we'll have scattered showers and through the day showers and a few peeks of sunshine at 4:00 in the afternoon but look at thursday, finally the sunshine is back by
8:00 thursday and we are looking at temperatures above normal for a change. scattered showers tomorrow and lots of clouds, high of 69 not as cool address today. thursday warm and partly sunny and lovely 74 degrees, friday 72 degrees but rain arriving by mid-day with a chance of mid-day thunderstorms. saturday could have another round of afternoon showers and sunday sunshine is back and cool and breezy and high of 63. adam will let you know if we warm up next week in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> it's not all bad. mostly. >> thank you cecily. more ahead in the next half hour off "action news" at 5:00. a rescue in one of the country's biggest city, how two window walkers ened up hanging on their for their lives. and a fugitive on the run for decades how the law finally caught up with him.
meteorologist, adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. hello again. on "action news" tuesday night, the 2016 race for the white house may be a lot closer in three key states than previously thought. devastation in the midwest after powerful tornadoes touch down and destroy homes and businesses and a traditional teaching tool that is disappearing from schools is now being resurrected. erin o'hearn will show us more. now the details, key battleground states can make or break a presidential election, the new poll shows the frontrunners, hillary clinton and donald trump are neck and neck in those battleground states. meantime republicans in nebraska and west virginia are headed to primaries. and nebraska a winner take all contest and that means donald
trump will inch closer to the nomination and democrats in west virginia will go to the polls today but their votes will not count to assigning delegates to clinton or sanders. now to a battleground state of florida, ohio and pennsylvania, trump and clinton are neck and neck according to voters in those three states, a big push of course by both campaigns, florida and ohio and here as we get closer to november. >> it looks to me like something is ready for a political revolution! >> bernie sanders is not giving out without a fight and held a rally in stockton, california, trying to rebound from bankruptcy and job losses. sanders' continues to push his theme of political revolution. lets head live to washington, d.c. and karen travers. >> if you listen to donald trump
and hillary clinton on the campaign trail. it seems like the general election is underway but the democratic race is still going and bernie sanders is on a hot street and that could continue tonight. >> bernie sanders revving up his enthusiastic supporters in california. >> it looks to me like stockton is ready for a political revolution -- >> it could be a big night for sanders, a win in west virginia gives him another opportunity to say he earned the right to stay in the democratic race and hillary clinton talking about the high cost of child care. >> it's time to face up to the reality of what family life is like today and to support families. >> the democratic race is still going but the showdown between clinton and trump is well underway. >> trump tweeting hillary has bad judgment, showing this response to the attacks in
benghazi. >> trump is expected to meet with leaders. >> we respect the voices of the republican primary voters across the country and we'll sit down and talk about the way forward. >> house speaker, paul ryan, says he is not going in with huge expectakings. >> we have to have the conversation we need to have. to get ourselves on the same page. >> key battleground states show a tight race with clinton on top by a point and trump is up four points in ohio. >> and republican leaders start the process of unifying around trump. polls like that make it easier for them to accept him as their nominee. karen travers, channel 6 "action news." >> it may not be over for senator ted cruz, he opened a crack in the door he closed last week when he withdrew from the
race. he said he would get back into the race if he sees a path to victory and has not ruled anything out. he is not ready to endorse donald trump as the party's candidate. i'm here at the "action news" big board with destruction across the nation's heart atlantic tonight. a tornado sparked across several states. surveyors in oklahoma found damage consistent with an ef 3 tornado in garvin counties, it packs winds up to 135 miles per hour and the weather was so violent, forecasters declared a tornado emergency, in the path. at least to people were killed in the storms and other residents say they are lucky to be alive. >> it picked me up and threw me against the tree and i held on. >> i ran to the cellar and
started praying. >> tornadoes touched down in five states and crews are still assessing the damage. >> and the threat is not over, the storm prediction center says central and northern texas including kentucky and ohio are at risk for large hail and powerful winds tonight. world news with david muir will have more from the country's midsection, you can watch it at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00. police are investigating after someone fire aid gun damaging several cars in the city's kensington section. it happened at york and fairview streets. neighbors reported hearing numerous gunshots there, they found two cars and a motorcycle all shot up. crews are now repaired a broken power line that was blocking parts of route 70 in new jersey, all lanes are now reopen. these are scenes from chopper 6,
a tree found on cooper landing road and brought down the utilitiy pole and an electrical transition line. >> and police spent time searching a school today. school officials were told of an anonymous threat after school had started. that threat warned of a possible shooting. as a precaution the school was put on lock down and they did not find anything. we have an update on a deadly crash in depford township, new jersey, that claimed the life of a new woman. criminal charges will not be filed in the crash because the victim died before she was hit. annabell was first reported hit by normal car while trying to find help but investigators say she was thrown on the roadway and died from her injuries.
deputies are looking for a suspect that targeted another person on a south philadelphia sidewalk last week. this is the video from fourth and katherine streets back on may 4th, investigators say it was after midnight when the armed suspect ran up behind the victim and demands his wallet and phone. the suspect then ran off and got into a car that was waiting nearby. the victim was shaken but not hurt. the montgomery county sheriff's office reached an accomplishment. they are reaccredited. they were presented by a document here at a ceremony at the courthouse in norristown and this is the department's first accreditation. congratulations. time for an update on the highways tuesday night. matt pellman is in the traffic center. >> we have to give thanks to the construction crews working so
hard these days but it's messing up the traffic. they are closing the vine street expressway right now everything is open but it's clogged. especially in the eastbound direction from the schuylkill to 95. and the crews are hard at work right now really slowing down the commute along city avenue northbound, a couple of zones this afternoon. one at st. joe's and another at bala avenue. it's a slow crawl on the northbound side of city avenue and we are getting used to the new closure of the adams avenue bridge that took effect yesterday. have a crash at 3rd and spring garden. and one in upper moreland south of county line. and monroe tip, by the scotland run golf club look for an aaccident along friesville road. rick and monica back to you. >> all right matt thank you. still ahead on "action news" tonight, a convicted felon is back in police custody nearly 50
years after he made a break for it. how authorities finally caught up with him. >> and he is one of the best players in the nba and more accolades for golden state warrior steph curry. and another day stuck in the 50s for most of us, clouds and scattered showers passing through the area with double scan live radar and yet another day of it and a few more in the seven day we'll chat about this unsettled pattern in accuweather. >> thank you adam. more when "action news" continues tonight. ♪ ♪
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new york city is used to drama but this is not scripted. scalding malfunction that left two window washers dangling in downtown manhattan. they strapped them to a harness and a firefighter inks down the building to reach them and other firefighters broke a window and allowed the workers to crawl inside to safety. both are doing okay. eight passengers were injured when a jetblue flight ran into turbulence. oxygen mask deployed when the
fight hit rough skies on the way to orlando from puerto rico. it sent food and drinks all over the place. eight people injured were taken to the hospital. a convicted robber's 48 year run from the law is picked up. a slipup gave up his double life. he ran a business out of the home there for 17 years where he lived. what people don't know is his real name is robert stackwitz, he escaped from a work camp and when he tried to apply for social security using the alias, because the alias did not have a proper credit history and a trooper lived two miles away and now faces extradition to georgia. jaime apody is here and if you wonder who the mvp of the nba is, it's rick -- oh it's
steph curry. >> it's not you. you are our mvp. >> this very much. i want my trophy. >> the story people in the sports world is talking about. you know steph curry is special but he did something he has never done before. wilt never did that kareem defer did that and michael never did that. he took the lead against portland and the golden state star averaged 31 points per game and crushes his own three point record. >> sixers need to find a steph curry, they could have two shots to do that. the nba draft lottery, the sixers with the best chance of landing the overall pick. and the gm along with brett brown will be there.
>> it's a chance to talk to them and get into the conversation behind who they are as people not just who they are as players. that is always a big part of the process for me. you want to sit down and look someone in the eyes and know what they are thinking. and it's always an interesting week. >> the phillies are hot. the braves are not. how bad is atlanta? epically bad in a century. worst of the league bad. 1-15 at home, how is that possible bad? only the braves rank worse in hitting. pitching, pitching, pitching is the story and today the phils sent morgan to the hill and he has yet to win a game and has an era of 6 and can change that tonight. michelle burset you probably have not heard of her and chanel is a juneon and one of the hop
hurdlers in the nation, she recently found out she qualified for the olympic trials at just 16 years old. >> it means the world to me and i am working hard and as good as people say that i am. when they say it, i say cool, thank you, but me knowing i qualified for the olympic trials, i'm shocked. >> a million dollars smile, and a girl that has potential as long as her stride. the full story tonight at 6:00. >> imagine the hurdles she had to jump to get here. >> knew that was coming. bob dylan the singer said it best. how children learn in the classroom and now a new after school program is hoping to regain their interest in music.
erin o'hearn has the story. >> this is a conversation we are having in education as a whole. >> how to equip our children with 21st century skills. they had a meeting of the minds with the philadelphia school district and others that takes place with this ground breaking after school program. not learning to read sheet music or for aspiring musicians. >> i want to create the programs so students know how to be creative and a business owner with entrepreneur ship intellectual property. >> they started it two years ago and the classes run for several months and include technology and lessons on other areas of the arts. and sessions with industry professionals. frank matcho says this will have
a cultural influence on students. >> students come in with no interest of taking out their ear phones, a program like this gives us the opportunities to engage more kids but to align it with the school district and 100% of graduation. >> the r&b group full force is engaging on sessions with students. >> bringing this opportunity to the kids nothing can compare to this. i wanted to align immediately. >> the program starts in october at the school of the future and south philadelphia high school with the hopes to expand to six to ten additional schools. the cost will be covered with donations and fundraising efforts.
trenton is considering expanding their light rail system into the downtown area. they release said the finding of an economic study finding benefits of extending the line to job and wage growth. the $500 million rail project extended the downtown with the trenton transit center. >> think about the job creation it does for this region as a whole and economic drivers that really brings to this whole region. i think it's a win win. >> they say they'll share the study's funding with lawmakers to get the funding needed to
make the extension possible. and now adam and accuweather will cut us a break for a full 24 hours. >> one day around here. the second half of the weekend looking better but more rain to go through the rest of the week. looking at double scan live radar it's scattered at this particular point. especially south of philadelphia, a lot of clouds today and a little bit of brightening to the sky north of philadelphia, not a solid area of rain but it's moving over the same locations, so very damp roadways, anywhere from the atlantic city expressway especially in atlantic county and glassboro to 55 and millville and the new jersey turnpike and gloucester county and chester county, the showers are moving over the same locations. and on the northern edge of center city every now and then getting a little sprinkle. we did hit the 60 degree mark briefly in philadelphia just before 4:00 this afternoon.
12 degrees off the normal of 72 degrees, which we did feel here on sunday and monday. 93 is the record and sunsetting at 8:05 p.m. the numbers overall are in the 50s from the boardwalk to millville and wilmington to the poconos they don't vary all that muchling ilgerr er muchling ilgerr northern new england 70s today and parts of maine, and to the south and west there are a lot of rounds of energy that kind of pass through this boundary, severe weather in parts of the the tennessee and ohio valley, we won't see severe weather over the next couple of days. but by the end of the week there could be strong thunderstorms to pass on friday. for tonight cloudy and damp in spots with a shower or two around south of philadelphia, 40s for most of the suburbs, center city, stopping at 52
degrees for a low tonight. into the day tomorrow, depending on your location, the temperatures will be and around the low 70s in northern areas with brightening to the sky and philadelphia 60s and southern areas low 50s at the shore and thicker clouds to the south and that is where the best opportunities are for scattered showers for the day on wednesday. also tomorrow we have the philadelphia union in town against the l.a. galaxy, mostly cloudy and temperatures in the 60s could be a passing shower during the game and the one day break could come on thursday with high pressure to the east and wedging dry air in here at 74 degrees before low pressure comes in on friday with a round of heavy rain. >> the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast near around 70 tomorrow and a lot of clouds and brightening to the north and scattered showers and warm and partly sunny here and 74, rain arrives friday morning and could turn gusty at 72, another system
comes in this afternoon with a round of thunderstorms and 72. much cooler beyond that sunday into next week. highs in the low 60s but the tradeoff will be dry air with sunshine guys, we'll take the cool with the try. >> nice tradeoff. >> thank you. than playing whapennsylvania millions,ing with top prizes of one million dollars? winning, ...on the spot. play pennsylvania millions from the pennsylvania lottery, and you could win... ...on the spot.
right now jim gardner and the "action news" team are standing by with these stories next at 6:00. new details about the charges filed against the death of their classmate, amy joyner francis. >> these are the hard working blue collar people that go to work every day. >> jon bon jovi is on hand for the beat center in toms river. i'm nora muchanic and i'll explain what that is. those stories next at 6:00. for jaime apody and rick williams, i'm monica malpass have a good night. connections.
you're not just in the classroom; you're part of the community. you meet these tiny kids every year, and you help them learn and grow. but you also get to know their families, and over the years they become a part of your life, and you become a part of theirs. when you build those connections, you can accomplish some pretty amazing things. i'm jackie kruzik and i'm proud to be a new jersey educator.
"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. wit6 c1 "action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan, and jim gardner. tuesday night a former top aide to governor ed rendell pleads guilty to wire freud. and a student reports a sexual assault inside of a philadelphia high school. but the big story is the strategy in the case of the student amy joyner francis, the 16-year-old that died after being assaulted at a technical high school in wilmington.
police arrested and charged three girls yesterday including one that could face prison if convicted. vernon odom is live in wiyeaington tonight. >> pmm, in a town where deadly violence far too familiar a thing, this howard high tragedy weighs heavily on this commune's psyche. >> it's shocking and it saddens me to see the young girls in these types of situations. >> ruth ann woods is the neighbor of the howard high student accused of delivering the blows that triggered the death of her classmate amy . yner frarestis who died on al 21st during a morning attack in the classroom. the attacking female and tcki coconspmmators spent the day before planning the attack and the autopami found that . yner francis had a